Edinburgh is, without a doubt, one of the best cities in the world. A city steeped in history and stunning rich architectural heritage, Edinburgh is the 2nd most popular tourist destination in the UK (after London) welcoming over 1 million visitors every year.
Home to nearly 500,000 people, Scotland’s Capital City plays host to the most famous festivals and events in the world – The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Edinburgh International Festival, The Edinburgh Film Festival, The Royal Military Tattoo, Six Nations Rugby, The Edinburgh Marathon and Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party – to name but a few.
A visit to Edinburgh isn’t complete without taking advantage of it’s beautiful history – The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace are all within a stone’s throw of each other
Many visitors to Edinburgh often take the opportunity to travel further field using many of the guided tours available – some of which take you as far as Loch Ness in the hope of catching glimpse of the infamous Loch Ness Monster.
When looking for a break from Edinburgh’s history, tourists can wander into the more modern New Town area of the city where they’ll find Princes Street, George Street, St James Centre and Multrees Walk, all full of the city’s best shops including Harvey Nichols, Louise Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Jenners and House of Fraser.
To end a long day in the shops, Edinburgh boasts some fabulous restaurants including Michelin awarded Martin Wishart, The Kitchin, Castle Terrace, Number One and 21212.